Jays' Bautista makes history

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:06 PM ET

With his solo home run in the third inning against the Cleveland INdians, Jose Bautista hit his 100th homer as a Blue Jay, becoming the fastest player to do so.

Bautista hit No. 100 for the Jays in his 377th game. Prior to his blast into the seats in left, the Blue Jay who reached the 100 homer mark in the fewest number of games was Fred McGriff and he needed 473 games. Joe Carter took 475 games to reach the century mark.

With two games left to the all-star break and a four-homer lead over Curtis Granderson of the Yankees heading into Saturday’s action, Bautista is also trying to become the first player in the Major Leagues since Oakland’s Mark McGwire to lead the league in homers at the break in two consecutive seasons. McGwire did the trick in 1997-98.

 


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